More birds in the garden

I cleaned out the bird’s peanut feeder this weekend and also replenished the seed feeders. We still don’t have a vast number of birds visiting the garden but the numbers are increasing. Regular visitors now include wood pigeons (Columba palumbus), collared doves (Streptopelia decaocto) a male blackbird (Turdus merula) and most recently we’ve been visited by a wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).

Apparently wrens are the commonest breeding bird in the UK but due to their size and habit they’re rarely seen (it also has a great scientific name – Troglodytes troglodytes). I’ve now seen our wren quite a few times and it was scurrying all round the patio this morning. Wrens eat insects and spiders so I’ll try putting some mealworms out for it.

Interestingly there’s still at least one pond skater in the water butt too.

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2 Responses to More birds in the garden

  1. Carol Greenwood says:

    Do wrens sometimes live in caves, rather than nests? I was surprised at their Latin name.

  2. kieren says:

    Hi Carol

    I think the name may refer to their habit of darting in and out of nooks and crevices and they do make nests in holes in stone walls too.
    Cheers

    Kieren

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